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June 18, 2013 | Douglas P. Guarino | Cooperative Threat Reduction, Nuclear , Global Threat Reduction Initiative , Nuclear Materials Security
WASHINGTON -- U.S. efforts to dismantle and secure nuclear and chemical weapons in Russia will be substantially limited under a new bilateral agreement the White House announced Monday, experts say.
Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed doubts to President Obama on Monday over Western assertions that Syria's Moscow-backed government has conducted chemical attacks against opposition forces in the country's civil war, White House insiders told the New York Times.
June 18, 2013 | Nuclear Nonproliferation, Arms Control, Disarmament , Sanctions, Nuclear
Iran plans to join further atomic discussions with several key powers after it establishes a new governing administration, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said in Tuesday remarks reported by ITAR-Tass.
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June 18, 2013 | Michael Hirsh | Nuclear Nonproliferation, Arms Control, Disarmament
WASHINGTON -- By appeasing the West, Iran's new president may well divide it. And that would secure Tehran's nuclear program from dismantlement or attack.
June 18, 2013 | Terrorism
U.S. government monitoring of private communications has aided in thwarting more than 50 possible terror incidents since Sept. 11, 2001, the head of the National Security Agency told lawmakers on Tuesday.
The South Korean government's weapons acquisitions office on Tuesday said it was seeking $10.5 billion in 2014 in order to pay for new armaments, including more ballistic missiles, the Yonhap News Agency reported.
June 18, 2013 | Nuclear Nonproliferation, Arms Control, Disarmament
U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Monday said that were the United States and North Korea to convene bilateral talks, Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program must be on the agenda, the Associated Press reported.
June 18, 2013 | Low Enriched Uranium , Nuclear Nonproliferation, Arms Control, Disarmament , Safeguards , Verification and Monitoring
Congressional auditors in a new report questioned the utility of a nuclear fuel bank that the International Atomic Energy Agency plans to open next year, likely in Kazakhstan.
The United Kingdom's governing Conservative Party will reject any "reckless" call in a forthcoming government report to build fewer replacement ballistic missile submarines than the four now planned, or to end the continuous at-sea presence of British nuclear-armed vessels, Defense Secretary Philip Hammond told the London Telegraph in comments ...
June 18, 2013 | Biosecurity , Nuclear Materials Security , Nuclear Nonproliferation, Arms Control, Disarmament , Security of Chemicals
The Philippines has joined a multilateral initiative to prevent the proliferation of unconventional weapons, bringing the program's total membership to 26, the Obama administration announced on Monday.
Quote of the Day
British Defense Secretary Philip Hammond, arguing that building fewer than four new ballistic missile submarines as currently planned would not produce enough cost savings for the United Kingdom to justify the loss in nuclear deterrence power.
Even if you downgrade the capability significantly, the amount of money to be saved is pretty small.